CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST LUKE'S
December 16th - Carol Service
December 23rd - Advent IV
Christmas Eve, 7pm – a service for children and their supporters, whether the children are familiar with church or not. There will be stories, carols, fairies, candles, and Santa. You are welcome to dress up too. The service begins at 7pm on Christmas Eve and is about 50 minutes long.
Christmas Eve, 11pm – a candlelight service with a guest choir, plus cake and coffee from 10pm in the Common Room
Christmas Day, 9.30am – a family service
When: Every Sunday
At the heart of the Community of Saint Luke is the week by week Sunday morning service. This is a time and a place where the heart, soul, body and mind can be nourished and enriched.
"A church where I don't have to turn my brain off at the door," said one person of worship at St Lukes. "A place where my journey and my questioning are respected," said another.
While largely traditional in its format, the main weekly service draws on a variety of contemporary sources including Celtic and Taizé material, and other resources from New Zealand, Australia, Britain and the USA.
We offer worship that is evocative rather than prescriptive. We offer a weekly space to 'be' amidst the pressures and busyness of lives which always seem to be ‘doing’.
Community worship at St Lukes can be a place where people who have walked away from church in the past can reconnect. It can also provide a space for those who are wondering whether Christianity is for them.
While largely Presbyterian in ethos, people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions find their needs met at St Lukes with worship and preaching that is open, honest, sensitive, inclusive, challenging and enriching.
It doesn't sound very exciting……but this weekly gathering is at the core of that which makes this community what it is.
The hour-long gathering includes discussion which is usually lively, provocative, unorthodox, even teetering on the heretical.
The service is often contemplative and includes a focus on intercessory prayer.Midweek Communion is communal, caring, and cutting edge. It is spiritual, sensitive and searching.
There is quietness, and laughter, and at the heart of it all is the breaking of bread and sharing of wine that earths the Divine in our common life.
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
'A House of Prayer for all people'
In the meditative Christian tradition, this is a still, silent, simple hour of profound meditation held in the Church. All are welcome: those of any faith or spiritual tradition, or none.
Gold coin donation
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am